Copt meaning

kŏpt
A member of a historically Christian people of Egypt.
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A member of the Coptic Church.
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An Egyptian who is a descendant of Egypt's ancient inhabitants.
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A member of the Coptic Church.
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Alternative spelling of co-opt.
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Origin of copt

  • French Copte from New Latin Coptus from Arabic Qubṭ Copts from Coptic Gyptias from Greek Aiguptios an Egyptian from Aiguptos Egypt from Egyptian ḥwt-k’-ptḥ the name of the temple of Ptah at Memphis ḥwt house k’ life force, spirit ptḥ Ptah
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition